ONCE UPON A RADICAL TIME IN 1985
Five classically trained woodworkers agreed that the Boulder identity should live on through authentic woodcraft, as so many of the world’s beautiful places have since antiquity. They created a uniquely thoughtful and memorably authentic client-to-craftsperson approach, and today the mighty twelve of us are proud to make up one of Boulder’s oldest local businesses. At BFA, we believe every tree is perfect and nature makes no mistakes. Together, in a deliberate and cooperative process, we develop meaningful objects that connect you with the woods.
OUR PRIORITIES ARE
1. Respect for the innateness of our sustainable nature, as an empowered human animal and as a speck of dust
2. Qualification of our craft at its highest form, using Japanese and Eastern Coast woodworking techniques
3. Simplicity above all, to foster usefulness and remove friction in the Boulder sensibility, creating the conditions for whole wellbeing
4. Childlike enthusiasm, beginner-mindedness, lifelong studenthood and curiosity, or nothing
Natural materials don’t guarantee quality: sourcing and business impacts share equally in the endurance of an object. Commitment to the highest standards of sustainability is non-negotiable. Because we must.